[mythtv-users] MythTV Does Not See PVR-250 - Must Fix Before Wife Returns!

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Sun Apr 10 22:30:10 UTC 2011

On 4/10/2011 3:26 PM, John Drescher wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 4:38 PM, Drew Tomlinson<drew at mykitchentable.net>  wrote:
>> On 4/10/2011 12:30 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
>>> On 11-04-10 03:11 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
>>>> On 11-04-10 02:48 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>>>>> On 4/10/2011 14:23, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>>>> ..
>>>>>> Thanks Mark.  I think you've found my issue.  Now I'll see if I can
>>>>>> either edit the ebuild or build from source.  Not too familiar with
>>>>>> either but I think I've found the spot to add a line in the ebuild.
>>>>> There's nothing to fix in the ebuild, because there is nothing wrong
>>>>> with the ebuild.  There is no mention of V4L or IVTV because both are
>>>>> enabled by default in configure.  They are not being built into your
>>>>> packages because configure has determined your system is not capable of
>>>>> using them.  Nothing in the ebuild, besides having it locally patch
>>>>> against ticket 9595, will force it otherwise.
>>>> ..
>>>> So the best option is to downgrade to linux-2.6.36, where everything still works,
>>>> and rebuild mythtv against that kernel.  Pass on 2.6.38 for now.
>>> Mmm.. to contradict myself now:  best option is probably to just get
>>> a newer snapshot of mythtv-0.24-fixes.  The latest available builds fine
>>> on, and has working IVTV support.
>>> I just tried this here, upgrading the kernel to,
>>> and then rebuilding mythtv, and my PVR-250 works.
>> Thank you and everyone else for all the assistance.  Do you happen to
>> know where I can find an idiot's guide to getting a snapshot of
>> mythtv-0.24-fixes and getting it compiled?  According to
>> http://www.mythtv.org/download, I can find instructions at
>> https://github.com/MythTV but I do not see any such instructions.  I'm
>> Googling now but not finding any success, probably because I don't know
>> exactly for what to search.  But I'll keep trying.
> The following overlay is easy to use and works fine with my ivtv
> devices in gentoo and a 2.6.38 kernel:
> http://github.com/MarcT/mt-mythtv/wiki

Thank you so much!!!  I'll give that a try.  I've been beating my head 
against the wall for 2 hours and still haven't figured out how to 
download 0.24-fixes source to attempt compiling by hand.



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